Story theatre versions of Victorian era fairy tales: "Cinderella; or The Glass Slipper", "The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood", "Little Red Riding Hood", and "Jack and the Beanstalk" from translations of Mme. de Chatelain and features the eloquent use of language that made her renditions of Grimm and Andersen hugely popular. This is the first in a series of children's fairy tales adapted for the stage.
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Richard S. Bailey is an award winning writer, actor, director, and producer. In addition to "Famous Victorian Fairy Tales", his plays include a deconstruction of the Antigone myth, "Tiresias Lies: The Insidious Plot of the Men with No Left Shoe"; a sci-fi excursion into the story of Abraham and Isaac, "Deus Ex Machina" and" The Hands of the Beholder", which was produced to excellent press in Los Angeles and Berkeley. His translation of"Growing Absurd: Six Short Plays by Jean Tardieu" is the first of the seminal absurdist’s works to be translated into the American genre. He is the editor of two A Child’s Book of Old Fashioned Fairy Tales, reissues of the Victorian fairy tales of Madame de Chatelain, and two volumes of Japanese Fairy Tales. He is a former Associate Director of the Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles Actors’ Theatre, and Producing Director of the San Quentin Drama Workshop. He was personally invited to work with Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett at the West Berlin Academy of Art (1977). His 2006 production of "Shuffle, Shuffle, Step: Three Short Plays by Samuel Beckett" received rave reviews from the L.A Times, Backstage West, and Daily Variety, was the recipient of two LA Weekly Awards, and fulfilled Beckett’s request that he perform "Krapp’s Last Tape". He has studied the language and symbolism of fairy tales for over forty years.
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